Here’s a second take on the Florette Form that Gayle has shared with us at dVerse…a bit lighter than my previous post. Please join us.
The Blissful Side of Gray
Where flowers bloomed just yesterday,
now barren branches barely sway
and leaves lie glumly in the snow—
winter’s begun, the light is low. I long for sun.
The sky—unending swaths of gray—
can bring oppression to my day.
But when the clouds give way to light
the mood dissolves, denies my right to mope and laze.
So now I have to mop the floors
open the windows, work outdoors.
It’s not that bad when days are drear,
it’s an excuse. My book is near. But here’s the sun.
Very well pulled together. And I, too, long for sun!
Back here after a long gap, feeling good to read your words again! Maybe, I will also join dverse soon.
Someone is Special
what better than sitting on the couch with a good book while it rains or snows outside
though it IS nice when the sun shows up
As you know, I really appreciate gray in all its loveliness!
The poem literally dances it’s way through. Love it!
Love this! It captures my feelings about dreary winter days perfectly. Books are always a bright light when the sun just won’t come out. Peace, Linda
Books make any day bright!
I do enjoy a good gray day from time to time. And your poem was quite lovely! Good job:)
This has a lovely gentle Victorian feel to it, Victoria (sorry, pun unintended). I know that feeling all too weel – I feel really guilty if I mope around when it’s nice weather outside.
Oh what dancing lilting fun this is! I love sunny days but oh how I like curling up with a book in any weather. Nice, light working of the form.
I’m not a fan of cold, dreary days, so when we get a peek of sunlight, it is mood lifting! Love the way your florette captured the feeling. 🙂
I really like this one.. the way you used alliteration as well made it dance, and yes it’s true about weather… (this sounds like a Swedish summer except for the light)… There is something so special about being at the point of having a choice between to good things, a book or being outdoors..
We are experiencing more gray days as the sunlight seems to disappear. I try to enjoy the bit I can during the day.
for mood changers
both dArk and liGht..
the spice of life..
and pepper on
sun and clouds..:)
A good book can be bliss but nothing outshines the sun 😉
Cold gloomy weather.. perfect to mope and laze and find every other excuse!!!!
..and so goes the battle with winter blues, some days are darker and longer for lack of blue sky and the sun…always, we have to take the bad with the good! Darn!
Nice, Victoria! I especially like the idea that when clouds give way to light one cannot mope any longer.
Most exquisite!! 😀 😀
Love the turn from longing for sun, then back to the sun ~ I hate these dreary days and really rejoice when there’s light and sun ~
A lovely second share Victoria ~
There are some perks to be had during those gray days. Thanks for posting a second, sweet Florette, Victoria.